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PLAYDATE VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Who can volunteer?


Playdates are set up for school, preschool, teams, charity, social and other organized groups of 10 or more. Participants must be 4 years old and older and can not have more than 50% of the group members related.




Can I just show up to volunteer with my group


Sorry we do not take walk ins! To request a date please follow these simple steps:

  1. Pick any of the following days and times for your Playdate: Tues, Thursdays & Fridays (tours are 1.5 hours for small groups and up to 2.5 for large over 20 ) 9am-11am, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-6:30 pm. 2. Once approved you will recieve a email confirmation of date, time, and special instructions 3. Bring this form in the link with you after you have all parents and guardians or adults complete the release form. NO MINORS CAN PARTICIPATE WITHOUT ONE https://9c7a4b9b-64cd-4927-9313-1d8b86e2c5ae.filesusr.com/ugd/7fc905_cf85b078edbe49889abbaf7146f5e0d8.pdf




What can I expect?


You can expect to have fun and become more educated about pet safety, care, and how dogs serve as heroes through interactive games and playing puppies!




Why do you host playdates?


There are several reasons and everyone rates top on our list 1. To socialize pups so can stay home once adopted 2. To teach about how VSSN partners to give free dogs to qualifying veteran and military families 3. To educate and share tips on care and safety of puppies and pets




Are playdates free?


Yes there is no cost for a playdate with VSSN's puppies and partner




Why are playdates held at a adoption center or puppy store?


Great question, the store or center that host our puppy playdates allow VSSN dogs to temporarily be held at their facility at no charge until they are adopted or the often donate pups to our qualified veteran or military families in which they aquire from other shelters or rescue.




How do you get your dogs?


We rescue from local shelters and rescues based on the request of our military or veteran families. We do not rescue without a request from one of our service-connected families.




When can I schedule a playdate?


We love your thinking.....Tues, Thurs or Fridays betweem 9am-11:30 works best but we ar flexible or Tues and Wed 5:00-6:30 pm




How long are the events?


We do not old you at all. Most tours are 1.5 hours for small groups and up to 2.5 for large over 20




Who can I contact to get me going?


Sue Kennedy skennedy@vetsupportnet.org





Dog Adoptions

Do you sale your dogs?


We do not sell our dogs! New pet owners can expect to pay a transportation fee directly to the carrier and/or veterinary fees that include spay or neutering. Most states have waived fees for military members and veterans when adopting from a public shelter. VSSN highly advises that service-connected families look at this option. We are here to help with supplemental costs such as training, transportation, food, and supplies.




Why are playdates held at a adoption center or puppy store?


Great question, the store or center that host our puppy playdates allow VSSN dogs to temporarily be held at their facility at no charge until they are adopted or the center/store often donate pups to our qualified veteran or military families in which they aquire from other shelters or rescue.




How do you get your dogs?


We rescue from local shelters and rescues based on the request of our military or veteran families. We do not rescue without a request from one of our service-connected families. VSSN also will accept dogs relinquished by owners, groups, rescues, etc, in order to coordinate a placement for military or veteran families who expresses specific needs and specialized request.




Who qualifies for a FREE dog?


For sheltered dogs. Most states have waived fees for military members and veterans when adopting from a public shelter. VSSN highly advises that service-connected families look at this option. We are here to help with supplemental costs such as training, transportation, food, and supplies. For nonsheltered dogs. 1. A family member must have served honorably or is still serving in the military. 2. Provide proof of service 3. The service member, veteran, spouse, surviving spouse or dependent/family member must currently be under the care of a physician or certified behavior health provider 4. Possess a disabling condition 5. Reside or live in a condition conducive to support a companion or service animals Any VSSN adoption is free however fees are only paid for transportation, veterinary fees if applicable. VSSN has a limited amount of grants to cover these costs so please be prepared to cover these fees prior to receiving your new friend.




How do I request a rescue, companion OR a support dog?


Here is a simple way...Just follow this form https://goo.gl/forms/YVzFnlmXR02kEqyx2 You may adopt at our portal. However you must complete this form link above and submit paperwork PRIOR to adoptions to ensure a quicker and easier adoption.




How can we partner with VSSN Barking Angels?


Super simple! Complete this form https://goo.gl/forms/wE0ZhGKODZQqfVZ13




How can I sponsor or donate?


Thank you for your support please email me skennedy@vetsupportnet.org




Why do you rescue or rehome dogs and puppies


Barking Angel's program mission is to save the lives of our heroes and 4 legged friends by finding great connections between our service members, veterans, their family members, and dogs. Over 3900 veteran families have shared with VSSN their life-changing and saving stories because of remarkable dogs that have become family members.




Are there fees for veterans or military members?


Most states have waived fees for military members and veterans when adopting from a public shelter. VSSN highly advises that service-connected families look at this option. We are here to help with supplemental costs such as training, transportation, food, and supplies.




How many dogs do you place a year?


VSSN is in the business of saving our military and veteran families lives, decreasing the stigma of mental illness and physical disability, and connecting our families to hardship eliminating resources. We do not set goals based on dog placements or adoptions but servicing veteran and military families. We have supported an average of 305 placements and/or adoption annually for our military and veteran families with exceptional needs.





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